Saturday, November 28, 2009

Trimming the Tree (including video clips)

Like most, I LOVE to decorate for Christmas. I in my genes and I can’t help it. I started collecting ornaments and Christmas décor before I had a home of my own. I still think I need more but Kent thinks I go wayyyy over board! I have no idea how a Mrs. Clause became engaged to a Mr. Scrooge (aka Kent) but I am and we make it work…..with a few little arguments along the way. ;0) Even though he hates all the fuss and mess he still helps me lug down the Christmas decorations from the attic year after year. He even finds a little Christmas cheer and complements on all my hard work! Mr. Scrooge can be a softy sometimes.

My ALLLL time favorite thing to decorate is our Christmas tree! This year we purchased a new tree from an online vendor. I was super nervous purchasing a tree I had never seen but it all worked out! It was a great price (20% off), free shipping, and good quality. I was pleasantly surprised with the tree and the whole experience!

I wanted to do post about adding pizazz to your tree all while staying on a budget. Decorating a tree and making it look over the top can be extremely pricey but I’m cheap (as you know) and try to decorate my tree on a budget so I thought it would be fun to share a few tips and tricks. I started working on the post but it was hard to describe what I wanted to talk about and take just the right picture to explain it so I decided to break it down into a few video post.

Let’s gets started.........

But first a WARNING: I am by no means a video pro nor am I trying to be one so please excuse my bobbles and mess-ups along the way. We are all friends here, right? Decorating from the Inside Out

Giving your Ornaments a Little Extra Boost!

Giving you Tree some Love and “The Step Back”

Still lots more to do! Check back tomorrow for a few more video clips as I finish and fill the tree with flowers, sprigs, and even MORE glitter!

I'm linking up with:
The DIY Show Off
Between Naps on the Porch
Blue Cricket Design


  1. GREAT job, Kendra! You were great on the video clips; and your ideas are great. I love your's so pretty and you decorated it really well.


  2. Love to hear how other people decorate their trees. This is the first year that I am really paying attention to how my tree looks vs. letting the kids 'have at it', LOL. By the way, the cute flamingos and Santa that you sent are "center stage" on my beachy themed tree!! They are so fun, I love them so much---Thank you!!!

  3. I really enjoyed this!~ I will be back tomorrow to see more video clips..,

    I think the tree already looks spendid , yet I can't wait to see more, especially when you show us the finishing touches later my dear!

    Cheers from Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

  4. I love Holiday decorating!!!!! The tree is coming along great. :0)

  5. Fab-U-lous ideas!!! I love the idea of grouping tiny ornaments together! They look so unique (and like you spent a bundle on them). I became a follower. Lovin' your blog!
    Hugs from me,

  6. The tree looks SO pretty! I love it and I can't wait to see it in person :) Love the video


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